The mist or fog that gives this place its name is starting to form near
the rear of the photograph. The fjords of Misty Fjords National
Monument were carved by glaciers through the mountains
of the panhandle of
southern Alaska. This formed deep valleys, which connected to the Pacific
Ocean and filled with seawater. The area has high precipitation so a
relatively clear day like this
is a rare event.
The Behm Canal is seen in the background.